Kumar Vikram

Not flying high: UDAN scheme to connect small cities slow to take off

The ministry of civil aviation has now included the cities like Kargil and Thoise in the phase 4 of Udan which was announced only this week.  

08 Dec 2019

Recruitment in central ministries shrinking since four years

While data shows that between 2014 and 2018, the sanctioned strength in all ministries and departments increased by 1.60 lakh, the actual strength went down by more than 1 lakh.

01 Dec 2019

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Only 10 per cent land acquired in Palghar town, says RTI

Nearly 90% of the land in Maharashtra’s Palghar town required for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project could not be acquired by the authorities in the last two years. 

25 Nov 2019

SpiceJet bags 100 of Jet’s slots in Mumbai and Delhi airports, Air India settles for 12

Jet Airways was the second largest scheduled international operator in the country, after Air India, with a market share of around 14% among Indian carriers in the 2018 fiscal.

21 Nov 2019

Craze for guns going down in India; UP bucks the trend

MHA data reveals the total arms licences issued in the year 2016 was 93,811 which came down to 24,028 in 2019 (till September).

17 Nov 2019

AAP donations up to Rs 19.17 crore this year

According to an audit of the party’s accounts submitted to the Election Commission, the AAP spent around Rs 6.6 crores for publicity campaign in the current financial year.

15 Nov 2019

Government to conduct third party monitoring to assess MPLAD works

During the project monitoring exercise, at least 10% of the sample drawn, which means at least 5 works, should belong to societies or trusts (NGO).

12 Nov 2019

DoPT sees slow progress on online performance report of key ministries

The government introduced an online system of filing performance appraisal report, however, a large number of officials have not been mapped under it.

08 Nov 2019

Buzz missing for traders this Dhanteras, Diwali 

Traders say there is a gloomy atmosphere in sales outlets, a fact concurred by market observers who claim that perhaps it was the most disappointing festival and Dhanteras in over 10 years.

27 Oct 2019

No enhanced rights to UAE airlines

Sources said the representatives of the UAE’s civil aviation authority were miffed at the refusal by the Indian side and threatened to walk out of the meeting.

24 Oct 2019

Ministry invites UAE for talks on air traffic rights 

The bilateral at a time when the government is aggressively pursuing Air India disinvestment has come as a surprise.

23 Oct 2019

DoPT extends deadline for officials’ details

The DoPT had sent a note on September 17 to all the ministries seeking service profile of officers, cadres and posts under them.

22 Oct 2019

Verification with Aadhaar will help purify electoral rolls, suggests Election Commission

Aiming to completely purify the electoral roll, the Election Commission wrote to the Law ministry seeking amendments in certain sections of Acts for verification of the voter lists with the Aadhaar nu

20 Oct 2019

Curbing black money: Printing of Rs 2,000 notes stopped, says RTI reply

According to the central bank’s RTI reply, 3,542.991 million notes of Rs 2,000 were printed during the financial year 2016-17.

14 Oct 2019

DGCA lists steps for airlines to address flyers’ concerns

In a communique sent to all the airlines, the aviation regulator has directed them to keep passengers updated on delays and cancellations

12 Oct 2019